A few astronomy students and I gathered at the Gettysburg College Observatory Tuesday evening in hopes of seeing a rocket launch some 200 miles away at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility. After a 45 minute delay, the Minotaur I rocket launched at 8:15, carrying a payload of satellites. We were able to see it about a minute after launch and then for the next two minutes as it arced out over the Atlantic. The launch was seen by locals outside Gettysburg and in Carroll Valley as well, among others I am sure.
|View over the Gettysburg College campus. 60 sec exposure by Ian Clarke. This
was the Gettysburg College Photo of the Day for Nov. 20
|Photo by Mike Hayden, from outside Gettysburg. (in trees to right of center)|